Strike a Prose: High School Edition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Saturday, 01. February 2020

Strike a Prose: High School Edition
Creative Writing Inspired by “Contemporary Americans”
Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
G Street Lobby
In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits and words of icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison, who are featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Contemporary Americans.” We will explore themes such as social justice, hope, and the American Dream, and write our own stories or poems in response. Open to high school students (in 9th-12th grade). 
Led by local writer Willona Sloan, this workshop is open to writers of all levels who are in the 9th-12th grade. Materials are provided. Fee: $12
Please plan to arrive at the 8th and G Street, NW entrance at 9:45am so we may begin promptly at 10:00am. Because this workshop begins prior to public hours, those more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted into the museum. 

Strike a Prose Workshops in This Series: 
Strike a Prose: Middle School Edition
Creative Writing Inspired by “Contemporary Americans”
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Strike a Prose: Elementary School Edition
Creative Writing Inspired by “Contemporary Americans”
Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

To sign up for other workshops, please visit 
Questions, please contact npgeducation@si.edu.
Image Credit: Russell Means by Bob Coronato, Oil on canvas, 2012, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, © 2009 Bob Coronato

Strike a Prose: High School Edition

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